Thursday, 1 October 2009

White Chocolate Panna Cotta – with Spicy Rhubarb

3dl double cream
1dl full fat milk
100g white chocolate
1 vanilla pod, scored and seeds removed
zest from 1 lemon
2 gelatin sheets
1 ¼ dl sugar

200g rhubarb
2tsbp sugar
1 vanilla pod, scored and seeds removed
2 staranise
1 thum-sized cinnamon stick

6 servings

1. Put the cream, milk, vanilla pod, vanilla seeds, lemon zest and sugar into small pan and slowly simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by a third. Stir in the white chocolate and let in melt into the mixture. Remove from the heat and stir in the soaked gelatine sheets until dissolved. Allow to cool a little, then pour into moulds and place in the fridge.

2. Meanwhile chop the rhubarb into 4cm pieces and add to a thick-bottomed deep saucepan. Add the sugar, vanilla pod, vanilla seeds, staranise and cinnamon stick to the pot and let it gently come to the boil. Then turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove the cinnamon and staranise and serve with the chilled panna cotta.

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